Under The Stars
Sari Village is easily one of Uttarakhand’s most stunning hamlets—pristine and scenic, it is relatively unsullied by commercialisation and is breathtakingly at-one with nature. Lying about 20 kms from Chopta, it rests atop an altitude of 2,000m, home to some mesmerising natural views—flanked by the lofty Himalayas, and enveloped by lush wilderness and the imposing oaks. The famous Deoria Tal Lake is just a trek away, too—barely 2.5 km from here.
The mesmerising hill-station of Kausani is abound with verdant greenery, dense pine forests, rolling hills, and panoramic views of peaks like Nanda Devi and Trisul. But you haven’t really experienced its true beauty if you haven’t spent a night under the stars here—absorbing the enchanting sunsets, and a million flickering fairylight-like stars take over!
Kausani is full of trekking and camping options—both short and long. It is full of sites like the Rudrahari Falls and Caves, that need just a moderate expedition. You can even trek into the deep pine forests for a taste of the jungle-life; or camp on the majestic hilltops, that offer a mesmerising view of the vast, clear skies above, and the twinkling valleys below.
A million twinkling stars in the sky and a million flickering lights on land come together to dance on the calm waters of the Naini Lake! As Nainital dazzles bright in all its night-time glory, the vivid sight pulls in tourists from all over, to soak in the scenic views and breathe in the rejuvenating air of this heavenly hill-station!
Locally known as the Ghanta Ghar, the Clock Tower in Dehradun is a landmark in iteself—a pre-Independence monument that the city has been synonymous with for decades now! Located just outside the bustling Paltan Bazaar, and flanked by the GPO on the other wise, the tower has six faces, each embedded with a clock. The Clock Tower also boasts a gold plaque, that is engraved with names of the freedom fighters from Dehradun. The bright red structure stands tall—unmissable—in the centre of the city.
While Dehradun is well known for stunning tourist attractions — from the bustling Paltan Bazaar and Tibetan Market, to the serene Malsi Park and Mindrolling Monastery, the city’s hypnotic, natural beauty is also just as popular. But that’s not all. The beautiful capital of Uttarakhand also offers the adventure-goers among us some unique experiences. So, next time you’re here, do go camping in the wilderness of its jungles, or in its vast green expanses. Or choose from a range of treks, hikes, a
Also known as Jyotirmath, Joshimath in Chamoli is especially famous for its religious significance. It is believed that Lord Badrinath resides here during winters. The town also serves as a critical point en route to the holy shrine of Badrinath, other than being home to many key temples and sites itself. But that’s not all. Lying at about 1875 m, in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, this quaint town also doubles as a gateway to multiple treks and expeditions around the region
Tucked between the Himalayan foothills and the Shivalik ranges, the lush city of Dehradun isn’t just replete with natural beauty, it is also home to some of the country’s most celebrated institutions, such as the Indian Military Academy, the Wildlife Institute of India, and the Survey of India, among several other attractions. Do you know, Dehradun also finds reference in Ramayana and Mahabharata? Lord Ram and Lakshman are said to have visited the region on their way back from Lanka.
Nainital by the night is quite the sight to behold—what with the flickering night lights melting into the Naini lake waters to cast a spell on the onlookers! There is no dearth of beauteous night scenes even in the other parts of this hill station as well, as there are a number of seemingly nondescript swathes that’ll surprise you with the view they lead to! If sleeping under a sky full of stars is more your thing, you’ll be spoilt for choice there, too.
Experience Nainital magically lit up after dark. A short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous Mall Road or a quick hike to one of the many vantage points scattered across the city will show you the other side of Nainital for sure. Credits - @____red_devil #uttarakhandtourism #nightview #underthestars #evening #uttarakhandvibes #majestichimalayas #majesticuttarakhand #simplyamazing #simplyheaven #simplymajestic #traveltales #TravelIndia #travelrealindia #exoticflowers #trekking #nightviewutt
Dehradun, the hypnotic capital of Uttarakhand, sparkling away at night. Tucked between the Himalayan foothills and the Shivalik ranges, the lush city isn’t just replete with natural beauty, it is also home to some of the country’s most celebrated institutions, such as the Indian Military Academy, the Wildlife Institute of India, and the Survey of India. Do you know, Dehradun also finds reference in Ramayana and Mahabharata? Lord Ram and Lakshman are said to have visited the region on their way b
Tehri Dam shining bright at night. Situated on the Bhagirathi River, this is the tallest dam in India! But this isn’t all Tehri is known for. Every year, the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board also organises the Tehri Lake Festival in the region, which is packed with a number of adventure sports and fun activities. On offer in this two-day event are boating, jet skiing, banana boat rides, water skiing, surfing, canoeing, river-rafting, kayaking, et al.
Spiritual and cultural in equal measure, Rishikesh is abuzz with something for everyone, not just during the day, but at night as well. Visit the Lakshman Jhula in the quiet of the night, for some mind-refreshing tranquility. Bustling with commuters and visitors in the day, it is alit with shimmering lights at night and makes for a peaceful, serene site.
Nainital by night: Experience Nainital magically lit up after dark. A short nighttime stroll along the city’s famous Mall Road or a quick hike to one of the many vantage points scattered across the city will show you the other side of Nainital for sure. Picture Credits - @VisheshMishra #uttarakhandtourism #nightview #underthestars #evening #uttarakhandvibes #majestichimalayas